Boston

Plans for over 200 homes off A52 in Boston

Plans have been submitted for more than 200 homes to be built in Boston.

Proposals by Richard Hardy would see a total of 204 homes built on land south of the A52 Wainfleet Road.

If approved, a mixture of market and affordable housing would be built on the 9.62 acres of land.

Of the 204 homes, 40 would be affordable.

This includes:

  • 12 one-bed homes
  • 16 two-bed homes
  • 10 three-bed homes
  • 2 four-bed homes

Some 164 homes would be market houses, including:

  • 8 one-bed homes
  • 52 two-bed homes
  • 84 three-bed homes
  • 20 four-bed homes

Access to the development would be via the A52.

The proposed developers have been requested to provide a contributions of £88,800 to healthcare in the area if the plans are approved.

A planning statement produced on behalf of the applicants said: “The site is well related to the urban edge of Boston, being contained on three sides by existing residential development.

“The site forms a logical extension to the settlement.

“The assessment of the proposal demonstrates that there are no adverse impacts that would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of providing additional housing land to meet the council’s housing land shortfall.”

However, some local residents have objected to the proposed development.

One said: “The number of dwellings indicated would cause the loss of arable land and the noise and dust during construction would also have a detrimental effect on the neighbouring properties on all sides of the development.

“With up to 200 dwellings on this plot, this would lead to possibly up to 300 cars trying to gain access to the A52, causing major congestion on an already very busy road.

“This would only get worse in the summer season with holidaymakers and day trippers trying to get to and from Skegness.”

Members of the planning committee at Boston Borough Council will decide on the plans at a later date.